The Radio Advertising Bureau listed its monthly report today and it shows the worst month for advertising sales since the 911 attacks.  Radio stocks continue to fall and now, with the financial problems in Washington and on Wall Street there is little money to make deals.  With advertising dollars moving in greater numbers to the Internet radio has an opportunity to turn all this around...Read our in-depth article Is It Time To Reinvent Radio?

In the meantime, here is the grim story reported for August by the RAB...


August 2008 vs. August 2007

Local Revenue
All Markets -11%

National Revenue
All Markets -14%

Local & Nat'l Revenue
All Markets -12%

Off Air Revenue
All Markets 10%

Grand Total Revenue
All Markets -11%

Local and national revenues are based on approximately 100 markets as reported by the accounting firm of Miller Kaplan Arase & Co. Off-Air data has been collected and verified since January of 2002, and reported since September of 2004.

As previously announced, the RAB will report quarterly Radio revenue in dollar amounts beginning with the 2007 results. Monthly percentage growth rates will continue to be available on the RAB website at

The Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB) is the sales and marketing arm of the Radio industry with nearly 7,000 members including close to 6,000 stations in the U.S., and over 1,000 associate members in networks, representative firms, sales, and international organizations.

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